Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· ieldanr
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Experience using DigitalOcean's 1-click droplet with GitLab 6.3

Recently I used DigitalOcean's 1-click droplet with Gitlab 6.3 already installed. I did this without any guide so I ran into some problems.

From the very beginning, after the droplet was created I was able to see the Gitlab's login screen at my droplet's ip address Sadly,

I got stuck when I was not able to find the admin email and password to start using Gitlab. After searching, I found this guide where the username and password is mentioned:

Username: admin@local.host
Password: 5iveL!fe

Following this guide I was able to configure my user until I got blocked trying to add my ssh keys to my profile in GitLab. I would get the following error:

500 We're sorry, but something went wrong.

Looking into the logs I found that it was caused by GitLab running out of memory.

I had a droplet with only 512Mb of RAM. After upgrading my droplet to 1Gb of RAM I was able to add my ssh-keys without problem.

That's it for now!

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With the latest Gitlab Droplet (7.1.1 as of today) the correct username is "root", not "admin@local.host"

over 1 year ago ·